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thousands of pro-gun activists in the u.s. are gathering nationwide as america sees protests against plans to her but weapon ownership. the death of a palestinian prisoner in an israeli jail threatens to fuel further anger across the west bank for a week long protest against conditions in israeli prisons have already led to violent clashes with police. britain loses its cherished top credit rating for the first time in decades with a downgrade of branded a catastrophic government failure. and a shift in britain's fashion world as more and more designers bucked the trend of using flawless models opting instead for the ordinary income tax and everyday people. saying.
oh. good evening we've got world news and analysis live from our moscow headquarters i'm going to see cough and of and you're watching our t.v. well thousands of programmed out of us across the u.s. are taking part in the day over existence they say that president obama's plans to tighten gun laws are unconstitutional and that our team is going to come reports it's not just words they're ready to use to protect the right to bear arms. part of america now favors some form of gun control especially in the wake of tragic mass shootings. while the other is getting ready to fight against any significant regulations they're preparing for what they call the invasion of feds by arming themselves to the teeth. and we actually got three that are ready for it but there are now the worst out of that of course is that i would be really qualified
right through all of our years. of. a police chief in pennsylvania mark kessler is training private citizens to become snipers and resist what they call a tyrannical government if need be trust me when i tell you this i mean i will take my uniform off and i will stand with freedom before i stand with the ironical folks absolutely not i will not in any way shape or form support anything that goes against the constitution or the second amendment sheriff associations from eleven states said they would ignore any law passed in washington that would significantly regulate guns we won't enforce federal regulations or federal laws we're not required to there's a separation of powers in and we won't there is a tradition in american thought of states doing what they want despite what the federal government says of course that led to the civil war well now we see a revival of the same kind of philosophy well we don't like what washington says so we're going to do our own thing we have the right to do it well no they don't
they're part of this country whether they like it or not and and federal laws will be enforced. the obama administration says they're not going to take away people's guns they just want to ban certain types of assault rifles which are more appropriate for war then for civilian defense but which have become the weapon of choice used in mass shootings in america the administration also wants to enforce background checks on all gun sales currently forty percent of weapons in the u.s. are sold without any background check but gun rights advocates see it as the first step towards disarming the nation through. be more bad like she really. belt or in the future ok the people got to answer that would happen while people like jim are gearing up for the second coming of hitler supporters of gun control point to staggering statistics the gun murder rate in the us is almost twenty times higher than in the next twenty two richest nations combined that's unimaginable in any other industrial democracy that an argument
would be made in favor of owning guns for the purposes of overthrowing the government made by the high court the solution. making democracy stronger. by guns which are most likely. america's split over priorities according to the pew research center currently fifty percent of americans say controlling gun ownership is the more important priority while forty six percent say it is to protect the right of americans to own guns people choose different ways to stand up for liberty as they see it one owner of a pizza shop in virginia beach offers a fifteen percent discount to those who come in with guns all they have to do is show me that they're carrying a weapon. or they can show me their concealed weapons permit and they can get a discount miscellany says eighty percent of his customers have brought guns into
the pizza shop since he introduced the deal one even came in with an a k forty seven one question of why is this when people here talk about protecting their freedoms with weapons that are designed for war to these people have such little trust in their democratic system to the point when they think of boat is not enough to secure their rights and that they need a stack of deadly weapons at home to do that in washington and kind of shaken. well then have certainly sparked heated debate in the u.s. but some places seem to have taken safety precautions to the extreme online we have the story of a ten year old boy who was suspended from school over a toy gun was found in his backpack. it's.
in mali a joint force of french and african troops have sustained their heaviest casualties yet in their military campaign against iran west rebels thirteen chatting on soldiers were killed in the fighting in the north meanwhile the u.s. has deployed one hundred troops in a bringing share in order to assess the french led forces with intelligence support there now the french had intervened in their former african colony last month in order to stop an offensive by islamist rebels who are now waging a deadly guerrilla war the operation has won france's president a peace prize from the u.n. cultural events and unesco has a valuable contribution to stability in mali all social justice activist rosie bondra he says the award could encourage further foreign intervention in africa you know so what is this reward actually encouraging it presumably encouraging others to follow the example of the french or we invading africa or the occupied
territories in africa it's an invasion on behalf of nato or the u.s. and its ethical troops and is aimed at the economic and political interests of empire but italy or france the problem here is that this is a political crisis and it can be resolved only by political means by sending in the warriors the troops the planes and the bombings actually doesn't resolve the problem and as we can see it's actually exacerbate it and they claim that they have been invited to come into mali by a government but it has been an illegitimate government and it's outrageous that the u.n. should do so should such or such a policy against you national feel that this is what what needs to be rewarded. a palestinian prisoner has died in a israeli jail with one palestinian official demanding an international probe saying the man was killed during questioning the incident is likely to further
south tensions in the west bank which is already seen a week of violent clashes palestinians are protesting present conditions and administrative detention which is a controversial israeli military practice that allows authorities to detain people without effectively indefinitely now earlier fierce clashes have broken out during a march in support of several hunger strikes on prisoners israeli soldiers used tear gas and rubber bullets in response to demonstrators hurling stones and burning tires is here waiting conditions for detainees who have been on hunger strike more than two hundred days now has led to widespread calls for their home for the u.n. chief has urged the tel aviv to policy analyst harvey mahmoud says the current international pressure on israel is simply not enough. media solution that comes up to everybody's mind right now is just an immediate release of palestinian prisoners they don't have to go through humiliating a process in order to get
a fair trial if there was anything let alone most of the prisoners were actually released and glass to leave deal last year and they were. kidnapped one more time and put in prison again so the whole thing is unfair. how else in the end prisoners on the other hand i really wish as every other palestinian which is not just more involvement of the international community human rights organization international organization just put more pressure on israel and especially the legal system because it's just very unfair. lie a lot of injustice the word the palestinian as we are constantly seen as a lower class or people who don't really deserve any of the rights most people enjoy in the world. well treatment of palestinian prisoners isn't the only issue tell of eva's courting controversy on later this hour we report on how it's allowing a u.s. israeli company to drill for oil on land internationally considered to be part of
syria also in syria itself the main rebel group calls out of the international talks aimed at ending the bloody war there. or in the fashion industry everything revolves around women being tall and slim men being told and muscular with people but buying the clothes part of being advertised don't often meet those standards themselves and it seems that some designers are starting to realize they don't have to look perfect in order to get hit the catwalk art is part of what all reports. say it's a means. knowledge small is anything. she can think of that's what we supply meets robin he's a successful fashion model he works for london agency representing over a thousand models aged eighteen to one hundred in the most diverse shapes and sizes
it's really important to have current suffices in the industry and i think you know there's enough good looking people around and he why i'm not think you know kind of people with quirky you know expressive faces get far more work fashion and advertising is changing to make room for models who look more like real people do you think now there's a strong the demonic people are using models because people sideboard is looking at the normal you know six foot to have a chisel and all of that looks exactly what you know people's bodies say some places and. we should look at them and i really embrace them really katie green found out all about the pressures of the fashion industry when she was chosen to be the face of wonderbra and signed to a major modeling agency. the main thing and then they told me i needed to lose two stars now i'm five foot ten and the size twelve i wanted to spin about the bones you know i'm perfectly healthy as it is and they wanted me to move to so that's
a size weight i cood my parents off the moods and just in floods of tears saying that i confronted but it's been a model five years and she's not only working as a successful plus size model but is also campaigning to ban on underweight models from current talks and fashion spreads it's all persons the functions are those expressions of big campaigns of the somebody who looks so small or i'm none of us normal girls who have a big what the media is a very sort of fun to see related industry it's all based on airbrushing and nothing in these magazines is real the majority of british women now measure in a size fourteen or above design a sample size that a skinny model whereas down the catwalk is a minuscule size zero the difference is huge big brands are beginning to realize that consumers want to see models that they can identify with major fashion design is a tapping into the changes and introducing largest sizes raised differently some type
of shake up going on in the industry enough to get that you know in the future you would if you see that this becomes more of the norm and we probably won't call it the size anymore it will be just the fashion it's a profit at the end of the day businesses want to make money so if there's a market there where you haven't actually tapped into a new you've got to do is create bigger size the numbers show business men business women everywhere when they do their model is over you know who's one of my models sees the new model is done for you my job done by levi day's own telling time and these classes so there's no oversight mosier done that so you know he's a supermodel for the most halls of u.k. women now officially plus size and individuality suddenly on trend it seems that the fashion industry is finally waking up to reality. ought to see london. about after a short break here watching are today. sometimes
three. three. three. video for your media. free media r t v dot com. welcome back you're watching r t well the u.k. has been stripped of its aaa crown any huge jolt to the british government the moody's rating agency says that there are many years of trouble ahead for the country due to its growing debt that the opposition has dubbed the move a protestant failure by the british i don't see it but he remains adamant that his austerity policy will not change well professor rogoff shakespear says the strategy is simply ignoring the plight of the people. back to the matter is the rating agencies in your house for one off parts of a global elite which thinks it can suck up wealth from the occupation and over
time not the son with whether or not people have jobs whether or not living standards are declining they claim that the independents have something to observations they did not notice the break just coming in two thousand and eight and the reason why they didn't use is that they assume that the whole system is working well and only hands off the hands and they can't see this become the family profit things are going to happen and it's going downhill great exegesis in bed with the global elite and with the existing governments in a gigantic conspiracy against the bulk of the people. we're coming up next hour max guys are in stacy herbert present a madcap yet more better way for europeans to escape their growing economic hardships. do a side by roller coaster of course is a european who's invented this aesthetic death machine and that looks like the
solution to the economic crisis across europe well it's banker system. so this is different police assisted suicide or people run out into a hail of bullets hoping to get killed because they lost all hope bankers just so you let your bankers perform the glock rollercoaster of financial apoc she talks to death machine and with the hope that you won't survive because you'd rather not live in a world where barclays bank runs your government like so many puppets on a string. syria's main opposition group the syrian national coalition says that it's pulling out of a series of international gatherings looking to resolve the deadly war there the group will skip the friends of syria meeting in rome as well as scheduled talks in
russia and the u.s. over what it sees as a lack of international condemnation of the assad government now the rebels accuse the mascots of multiple civilian killings although some had pinned similar accusations against them opposition militias are widely suspected of being behind a devastating bomb blast in damascus on thursday that is thought to have killed about one hundred people now syrian pro reform activist amara walker cough says the western powers could be losing their grip on the rebels and that the opposition simply isn't interested in talks. we are being told now is that they should have a sort of contribute to a political solution rather than they are going to be heavily armed in order to defeat the syrian government and they do not want to have any dialogue with the syrian government because all their strategy is based in a sense on the syrian government falling and them coming as a substitute they do not have a lot of quality on the ground we also know that it is for the rebels rather than the political elite that are called the national council to see the national
commission so all they are interested in is for the government to form they know that the western society the western countries have invested a lot in them both in money and time and so on in organizing them and they think that they could probably make a stand here with regards to what they see is the wrong policy this is a bit funny because now if the choose to get out of this sort of international friends of syria meeting then the western communities really would have no leverage whatsoever in the syrian crisis well it looks like some countries could be trying to capitalize on a syria crisis or damascus as fighting a war at home israel has given a u.s. company a license for oil exploration and a goal on heights now that is around which is our next from syria but it's after i think considered to be a territory artist possibly or has a bit of. off to israel decided last year to allow for oil and gas exploration in the golan djimi energy was awarded the license to drill but the new jersey based
company still needs further work permits for drilling to commence and this is a process that could still take several years the company is headed by none other than the golan heights residents and a former i.d.f. general and it could cabinet minister the company's shareholders reportedly also include rupert murdoch and one of the company's advisors is former u.s. vice president dick cheney geological tastes have indicated the potential for oil and foreign oil discovery in the golan heights which is all captured from syria back in the one nine hundred sixty seven six day war in one nine hundred eighty israel and mixed the area in a move that is not recognized internationally in the strategic area has seen explain extensive israeli settlement construction it is also the science of a major israeli wind turbine project the golan stein's has has been at the heart of previous talks between israeli and this is demanding its full return and there
is concern that as the syrian revolt threatens the president bashar assad's rule israel is digging in its heels on the golan heights it was also an observation that on the eve of almost every high level visits to israel by american officials the israeli government has without fail angered the americans by coming up for example with announcements of settlement expansion in the west bank president obama is due to visit israel at the end of march and no doubt the state department is likely to criticize this permit as they do not recognize the area as being part of israel or french movie star gerard depp or do you is now a fully fledged russian citizen is formally taking up residence in the capital of russia's republic of telling art exclusively why specifically there. so from. what's our citizen our taxi it is head over to our website for more
details on monsignor to pardew's ambitions in his new homeland after he left france complaining of high tax rates they're. also on our website us scientists develop a non-organic a zombie cell that not only copies of living prototype but even out forms that other details for you at r.t. dot com. well on line but off limits iceland could become of the first western nation to introduce web censorship as aims to outlaw internet pornography that government claims the move is necessary to protect children but is already being challenged by free speech activists those k from the u.k. part party says the ban could be used for an all out clampdown on web freedom we've seen another area of the world where freedoms are being eroded asuncion of these proposals the show you have to get and the lack of technical knowledge of a whole lot of our kind of our politicians under the real objection to this whole
proposal is that there is no magic switch that we can push that will actually do what's being proposed it's actually using the same kind of technology which is indistinguishable from our current filtering survival systems used in news around the world now it's going to highly bar for installing it but once you do you can be use for any purpose we often hear governments freezing internet freedom abroad so for example in the context of the arab spring but i'm unable to own a home. well on to some international news stories now. thousands have gathered in madrid for the latest show of discontent over austerity cuts in the handling of spain's economic slump the government has introduced several rounds of anti-crisis measures as it struggles to reduce its budget deficit spain also has one of the highest jobless rates in europe with one in four people are only out of work. in yemen at least three protesters have been killed more than ten room did it
during clashes between southern separatists and the police in the city of this comes after four people were killed during a demonstration as the country marks the one year anniversary of their president's election that rally was a structed by southern yemeni activists who are fighting for independence from the north. six underground tanks storing nuclear waste are leaking in washington state now the governor there are says the report is forced to starving but insists there is no immediate health risk to humans with two hundred aging tanks holding millions of leaders of radioactive material the site is considered to be the most contaminated nuclear area in america. at least two people have been killed as heavy floods wreaked havoc across australia in northern close to an evacuation order has been issued for residents saying the bad weather is likely to last and fortunately to put lives at risk the country is
frequently hit by severe weather during the summer season with swings between he waves and rainfall. all right well a recent study has shown that three d. printers could actually recreate parts of the human body by using injectable gel made out of living cells of course it's a discovery that captures the imagination i mean could this kind of technology eventually be used to clone human beings what about reason reacting someone from the past lori harshness has hit the streets of the big apple to find out who new yorkers would like to bring back to life. who would you three d. print from history this week let's talk about that i mean reporter bring so in the life of a character oh yeah like super mario or. their elmo yeah
i got it thirty were my best friends oh someone you know that's a good idea but you douglas. want you to king. and malcolm x. do you think that they would appreciate where society is today to be honest with you they would be a little disappointed abraham lincoln you have the classic president right is that we're everybody says no no one said that yes i mean lincoln's pretty hot great nell you know people like lincoln him walking around his beard would be good yeah yeah and he'd be like what the hell did you do with this country while i've been dead lloyd and i guess the purpose of these questions is to see you know how the past would deal with the president yeah definitely what do you how do you think they would deal with it i mean how would mozart deal with music say of wearing you know reproductions of like that that would be amazing to see what he would do he would probably lay off the auto and you don't know the bottom line is three d.
printing technology is developing extremely fast so let's just hope the people in control of it and use it for the good of humanity. are back at the top of the hour by breaking this is up next stay with us. all those north korean scamps added again another nuclear test in north korea has made all the headlines trust me nuclear missiles are.